Friday, February 12, 2016

People: Faculty: Scott Glenn



1978 - B.S. in Geomechanics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York.
1983 - Sc.D. in Ocean Engineering, MIT/WHOI Joint Program, Cambridge & Woods Hole, Massachusetts.


Honors and Awards:

  1. Rutgers University Teaching Excellence Center, named a Teaching Fellow (1 of 7), 1997.
  2. Rutgers University, The Scholar-Teacher Award, first recipient of the R.U. President's new award, 2000.
  3. State of New Jersey Assembly Resolution No. 209, Commending Rutgers University (R.U.) Coastal Ocean Observation Lab (COOL) for its combined research & education programs, 2002.
  4. Rutgers Cook College Team Award – R.U.COOL - Glenn, Schofield, Chant, Kohut & McDonnell, 2006.
  5. Naval Research Lab Collaboration Award, for Helping to Focus Future Naval Oceanographic Research to Support the United States Navy Warfighter Operating in the Littoral Zone, - Glenn & Schofield, 2007.
  6. Rutgers School of Environmental & Biological Sciences, Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor, 2008.
  7. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, Congratulatory Video, Trans-Atlantic Glider Landing, 2009.
  8. NSF Scientists Making an Impact in Ocean Sciences Education, Featured Scientist (1 of 10), 2010.
  9. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, First Transatlantic Underwater Robot display, 2010.
  10. CASE and The Carnegie Foundation's Professor of the Year, for the State of New Jersey, 2010.
    View "The Ocean is Our Classroom" page at Rutgers >>
Synergistic Activities

Synergistic Activities:

  1. Board of Directors, NOAA Integrated Ocean Observing System, Mid-Atlantic Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association; Lead PI, Mid-Atlantic Regional Coastal Ocean Observing System.
  2. Principal Investigator, Office of Naval Research, Slocum Glider Technology Center.
  3. Project Scientist, NSF Ocean Observing Initiative, Cyber Infrastructure Implementing Organization.
  4. Board of Directors, HF Radar PI & Education Director, DHS Center of Excellence for Port Security.
  5. Co-PI, NSF Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence-Networked Ocean World.
  6. Science Advisor, NOAA Ocean Sciences Curriculum Sequence for Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8.
  7. Collaborating Scientist & Teacher, NSF Communicating Ocean Sciences to Informal Audiences.
  8. Undergraduate Mentor, NSF Research Internships in Ocean Sciences and DHS Summer Institute.
  9. Faculty PI, Rutgers Lipman Learning House, & Oceanography House living & learning communities.
  10. External Review Panel for NEPTUNE Canada Operations & Maintenance.
  11. Steering Committee Member, NOAA National HF Radar Network.
  12. Ocean Observing Subcommittee Member, Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel (ORRAP).
  13. Executive Producer, Atlantic Crossing: A Robot's Daring Mission, Award-winning Documentary Film.
  14. Featured Scientist, Ocean Gazing podcast (4 episodes).
  15. Science Advisor, NSF Education Grant Promoting 21st Century Science Technology-Enhanced Learning Across Formal and Informal Environments, Timothy Zimmerman, PI.
  16. Scientist, 2010 NSF Community Meeting on a Future Vision for COSEE & Ocean Sciences Education.
  17. Applied Technology Councilor to The Oceanography Society Council
Current Students

    Current Students:

    Grad students: Travis Miles, Greg Seroka

    Research Interests

    Research Interests:

    For 20 years at Rutgers, I have designed, constructed, operated and utilized the world's most advanced Ocean Observatories for integrated research and education. I lead diverse distributed teams that (a) develop new remote and robotic technologies for autonomous surface and undersea sampling, (b) use previously unobtainable observations to investigate ocean processes that improve understanding, and (c) pilot new education programs that prepare our youth for the challenges of a truly global generation.

    My approach to education is to combine the excitement of ocean exploration with the power of observatory technologies to bring the ocean into the full range of K-20 classrooms and informal learning environments. By enabling students to participate in exploratory ocean science, we can inspire a wider spectrum of students, increase ocean literacy, and broaden the definition of who can be an oceanographer. Nowhere is this transformation more significant than at the undergraduate level.

    At Rutgers, I leverage Ocean Observatory research to establish new participatory science, technology and education courses, new on-campus operations centers and research vessels, and new learning and living communities. Now any undergraduate can live the life of an oceanographer everyday. Working together, scientists and students tackle some of the Grand Challenges in exploratory oceanography. Together we set goals, take risks, overcome obstacles, and communicate results. Students build emotional bonds with their teammates, their professors, and their field of study that will last a lifetime.

    Curriculum Vita

    Curriculum Vita

    One Page Bio - Updated March 13, 2012
    Full Curriculum Vita - Updated January 25, 2012
    Educational Curriculum Vita - Updated April 15, 2010
    One Page Curriculum Vita - Updated March 19, 2012
    Two Page Latest Curriculum Vita - Updated Februay 15, 2013



    Scott Glenn - Ocean Observer - COSEE Scientists Making an Impact
    Scott Glenn - Ocean Observing
    Scott Glenn - The Glider Program
    Potential Audiences for Scientists - COSEE

    A Journey that Amazed the World - Why come study at Rutgers?
    Interview with Scott Glenn by Krystle Rich
    Scott Glenn models an autonomous underwater robot
    Scott Glenn